Friday, May 18, 2012

Anne Giles

Notes with Anne Giles:


Tiki tour around formative practice.
TaTaiako - Maori Competencies

What are the most effective Formative Strategies?

Pedagogy - Diana Pardoe 'Towards Successful Learners'
"Unless kids know what being successful looks like, and feels like we can't get anywhere - they've got to have a positive self efficacy"

Active Learning through Formative Assessment

She talked about Growth Mind set vs. fixed mind set and developing a supportive culture of learning.

Talking Partners: 

  • More than Think-pair-share:

- Talking Partners: can be the same person up to 2 weeks.  Children should sit together on the mat, at their seats etc.  When you have finished ask "hey Sonita what did your buddy think?"
- Works well for Maori
- To articulate their thinking "metacognitive" this takes a while to get the hang of
- Be careful with the ways you respond to the contributions buddies give on the mat: e.g."I never thought of that and it has really made me think, and I like things that make me think" "Interesting" "That's cool, I love hearing things like that" 
- Sometimes it doesn't work; gifted, autistic, disabled, difficult behaviours - they could had a group of 3
Great example of Learning partners for swimming: buddies video their buddies swimming and then co-construct the skills of what they need to do with their arm action, kicking technique.     

  • Powerful tool for self and peer assessment
  • Aims to increase the amount of student voice in the classroom
  • Enables metacognitive discussion
  • Spending time on setting this up is critical to success

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